CAUTION: Remember that polymer undergoes expansion/contraction due to variations in temperature. The following instructions will allow for the expansion/contraction of the material.
* If using screws instead of nails, all the same instructions apply in regards to spacing and gapping.
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1.) Locate where you want to install the One-Piece Trim and make sure you have a solid surface to nail into these locations. If installing on a furred wall, make sure to install furring along the nailing locations.
Always nail through the installation holes. These holes include a polymer film, which permits for precise centering of the nail, allowing the expansion and contraction of the material. Each complete trim must be nailed through the center hole and have a minimum of 2 other nails
2.) Never hammer the nails in completely; leave a gap of 1/16” between the nail head and the piece. Always use non corrosive nails or screws that must be able to penetrate a minimum of 3/4” into a solid surface
3.) Make sure that all pieces are properly inserted into one another
4.) When installing the siding, leave a space of 1/4“ between the inside wall of trims and the siding
1.) For the first piece only, cut away the extremity of the One Piece Trim
Note: Measure the wall height to determine where to cut the first piece in order to avoid having a very small piece at the top of the wall.
2.) Place the first One Piece Trim at lowest point of the structure, level with the side of the wall. Nail into the center hole and at both extremities of the part. Note: Place the piece to cover the siding thickness of the adjacent wall if necessary.
3.) Insert another One Piece Trim into the previous one and make sure to align the parts. Use a straight edge if necessary. Nail it down as described in the previous step. Repeat until the top of the wall
4.) For the last section of One Piece Trim, remove the excess if necessary. Insert the last One Piece Trim into the previous one and nail as mentioned above
5.) Install the siding on wall by sliding it into the trims. Leave a space of 1/4“ between the inside wall of the trims and the siding.
Note: You also may install the siding at the same time as the One Piece Trim.
1.) Follow steps 1 through 4 of the previous section (Installation at the End of a Wall), but by referring to the inside corner instead of the adjacent wall
2.) Then, install a first One Piece Trim at the bottom of the second wall. Press it firmly against the trims of the adjacent wall and nail as mentioned above.
3.) Continue the installation on this side of the corner as mentioned in steps 3, 4 and 5 of the previous section Installation at the End of a Wall. Make sure to press the One Piece Trim firmly against the adjacent wall trims.
1.) For an installation around window, it is recommended to measure the height of window frame and spread the cuts of the first and last One Piece Trim to center the trims with the frame. Make sure to cut the vertical trims flush with the frame.
2.) Install the first One Piece Trim, previously cut as needed. Push the trim firmly against the frame and nail it as mentioned above.
3.) Insert another One Piece Trim into the previous one. Push it firmly against the frame and nail it down. Repeat to the top.
4.) Insert the last One Piece Trim, previously cut as needed, into the previous trim. Push firmly against the frame and nail it down as mentionned above. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other side of the window/door.
5.) For the bottom and the top of the window/door, repeat steps 1 to 4. Make sure to put horizontal trims flush with the exterior side of vertical trims. Continue the installation of the siding and make sure to leave a 1/4" space between the inside wall of the trims and the siding.
1.) Before installing the last siding row on the wall, install a first One Piece Trim at the left end of the wall. Make sure to press its left end firmly against the side trimsof the wall and its back firmly against the soffit. Nail it down as mentionned previously
Note: Measure the wall lenght to determine where to cut the first trim in order to avoid having a very small piece at the other end of the wall.
2.) Follow steps 3 and 4 of Installation at the End of a Wall section, but press the trims firmly against the soffit instead of the adjacent wall
3.) Finally, install the last row of siding by leaving a gap of 1/4“ between the inside wall of trims and panels.